Adding MFA to N-Able's N-Central

Note: This integration does not support the use of Push. You will need to use OTP.

Note: This integration was built and is managed by the Solarwinds team. Solarwinds support can be reached via

Step 1 – Configure a Two Factor Auth Profile

    1. Log into N-central as an Admin.
    2. Expand the Administration tab.
    3. Open Two-Factor Authentication
    4. Click Add to create a new Two-Factor Authentication profile and you will be prompted with 4 options:
  • Name: A unique identifier for this profile, such as “AuthAnvil”
  • Description: (Optional) A description of the profile
  • URL: The SAS URL of your AuthAnvil 2FA server (i.e.
  • AuthAnvil Site Id: The Site ID that these users will authenticate against (default: 1)

Note: Your SAS URL will be your tenant URL/AuthAnvil/SAS.asmx Example:

  1. Make sure to click Test Connection to verify that the URL is valid and able to be resolved.
  2. Click Save.

Step 2 – Assign members to use AuthAnvil Two-Factor Authentication

  1. Log into N-central as an Admin.
  2. Expand the Administration tab.
  3. Open User Accounts.
  4. Click on a member that will be using AuthAnvil Two-Factor Authentication for their N-central login.
  5. Click on the Details tab.
  6. Check the box Use Two-Factor Authentication to enable 2FA for this user.
  7. Select whether you want to use this user’s email address or click Use Custom Username to define their exact 2FA username.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Repeat steps 4 – 8 for every member who needs to use AuthAnvil authentication.

Step 3 – Log into N-central using your Two Factor Auth credentials

    1. Log into N-central as normal, using your username and password. After authenticating with your basic you will be presented with the following screen:

  1. Enter your Passcode. For the Pin your users will use Pin: 1111
    Note: The actual Pin requirement was a hold over from the old On-Prem configuration. On-Demand does not use the Pin, however it respects the value being submitted.
  2. Enter the currrent OTP on the users AuthAnvil Authenticator.
  3. Click Sign-In.

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